Japanese Umbrella Pine

#5 - Japanese Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)

Pine family, Pinaceae

The Japanese Umbrella Pine forms a dark green, very dense pyramid and, unlike many conifers, retains its lower branches. Look directly at the end of a branch to see how the needles are arranged in whorls and resemble the spokes of an umbrella. A slow grower, the tree can reach 20 to 30 feet.